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Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

This Cross-party group's purpose:

1. Seek to raise the awareness of ongoing issues affecting patients with Arthritis  and Musculoskeletal Conditions throughout Scotland:

to include  access to services, conditions affecting children, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, relevant guidelines or an identified lack of guidance.

2. It will: 

aim to identify barriers to  change and improvement - and the measures required to overcome those.

liaise with appropriate agencies, academics and parliamentarians to consider and agree appropriate measures with a view to improvement of provision of health care and promotion of the health of people with arthritis and other musculo skeletal conditions

influence policy decisions of the Scottish Government, local authorities and other appropriate agencies to ensure that adequate levels of resources are deployed to address chief issues.

liaise with representatives from NHS Health Boards, Universities and other organisations as appropriate with regards to current relevant research,audit and reports

develop links with appropriate officials, within UK Government on an as and when required basis.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions next meeting will be held:

Wednesday 5 October 2022


Will include Annual General Meeting


If you want to get in touch, you can contact Ann Simpson


Tagh raon-ama:

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.


Duncan-Glancy, Pam

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Roddick, Emma

Emma Roddick

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Grant, Rhoda

Rhoda Grant


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Hamilton, Rachael

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

McArthur, Liam

Liam McArthur


Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Orkney Islands (Constituency)

Wells, Annie

Annie Wells


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Anne Simpson (voluntary secretary) 

Jordan Canning 

Paul Cockburn

Professor Colin Howie 

Imogen Kelly

Joan Kerr 

Lynn Laidlaw 

Dr Alex Mavroedi 

Professor Ian McKinnes 

Professor Stuart Ralston

Andrew Torrance

Dr Louise Wilson

Dr Uwe Wolfram 


ABPI Scotland 



British Society for Rheumatology 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Scotland 

Community Pharmacy Scotland 

Cross Party Group: Chronic Pain 

Friends of Highland Rheumatology Unit 


Glasgow Caledonian university/Ageing and Health 

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society 

National Rheumatology Arthritis Society 

NHS Ayrshire and Arran/Rheumatology 

NHS Borders/Rheumatology 

NHS Forth Valley/Rheumatology 

NHs Grampian/Rheumatology 

NHs Grampian/Podiatry 

NHS Greater Clyde and Glasgow/Rheumatology 

NHS Lanarkshire/Rheumatology 

NHS Lothian/Rheumatology 

NHS Research Scotland /Musculoskeletal Health 




Polymyalgia Rheumatics and Giant Cell Arteritis Scotland 

Queen Margaret University/Department of  Nursing 

Royal Osteoporosis Society 


Scottish Committee for Orthopaedics and Trauma

Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children 

Scottish Society of Rheumatology 

Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Network 


The Teapot Trust 

UCB Pharma Ltd 

University of Aberdeen 

University of Edinburgh 

University of Glasgow 


Group work

Agendas / links


Annual return / report

Annual return / report